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SC to scrap any law that goes against Constitution: CJ

SC to scrap any law  that goes against Constitution: CJ
Chief Justice (CJ) Surendra Kumar Sinha yesterday asserted that the apex court would not backtrack from scrapping any law or ruling that is contrary to the basic structure of the Constitution. “In future, the Supreme Court will not backtrack from scrapping any law or ruling if it is against the basic structure of the Constitution,” observed the Chief Justice while addressing a function organised by the Department of Law Management at Jagannath University’s auditorium in Dhaka as the chief guest. Referring to judicial powers, the Chief Justice pointed out that the original constitution, which was framed by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, had empowered the Supreme Court to make judicial reviews of any law. “By exercising…

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Workplace safety still elusive

Workplace safety still elusive
While Bangladesh’s industrial base has grown rapidly over the past three decades, workplace safety…

Rajshahi AC committed suicide, say doctors after autopsy

Rajshahi AC committed suicide, say doctors after autopsy

Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP) Assistant Commi-ssioner Sabbir Ahmed Sarfaraz committed suicide, said doctors of Forensic Department of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital after conducting an autopsy yesterday, rep[orts UNB. Earlier, the inquest report of the forensic department of RMCH also described…
Monuments, museum on RU campus carry memories of Liberation War

Monuments, museum on RU campus carry memories of Liberation War

The Rajshahi University (RU) played an important role in the nine-month-long War of Liberation, with a number of its students, teachers and officials sacrificing their lives in the freedom struggle. To recall the contribution of these martyrs in the Liberation War, RU authorities have set up several…
May Day

May Day

The celebration of May Day today within Bangladesh will certainly give the country's government and workers the satisfaction of recognition of the role of labour in the economy as also their rights. Both will have all the reason to take pride in the fact that Bangladesh is among the few countries…
Bangladesh striving to bring justice to the poor

Bangladesh striving to bring justice to the poor

Bangladesh is a developing country and a democracy with a Constitution that protects fundamental human rights and promises equitable access to justice through fair trial, and equal protection under national law. However, with over 40 million people still living amidst poverty a large cross section of…
Visually-impaired students dream of becoming great

Visually-impaired students dream of becoming great

Rupa, a 10-year-old visually-impaired child, has a passion for books. With no light in her eyes, the life of Rupa is not normal like others. Though each new day brings a fresh challenge and struggle for her, she dreams of becoming a great by pursuing study, reports BSS. Like Rupa, there are around 50,000…
    BTRC preparing guideline on mobile tower radiation

    BTRC preparing guideline on mobile tower radiation

    Following the High Court's (HC's) directives, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) will prepare a guideline pertaining to the public health risk caused by radiation emitted by mobile phone towers. BTRC chairman Dr Shahjahan Mahmood told The Independent yesterday that…
    S Korea, US conduct military drills despite Pyongyang threats

    S Korea, US conduct military drills despite Pyongyang threats

    SEOUL: South Korea and the United States wrapped up their annual large-scale military drills on Sunday, but continued a separate joint naval exercise that has triggered dire threats from nuclear-armed North Korea, reports AFP. Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been running sky-high for weeks, with…
    Aranyak observing May Day 
thru elaborate programme

    Aranyak observing May Day thru elaborate programme

    Today, in observance of May Day, the heroic tales of the struggles of the Santal community are going to be brought to life on stage by the theatre troupe Aranyak Natyadal with the play ‘Raarang’, which will be staged today at 7pm at the Experimental Theatre Hall of BSA. Based on the Santal…
    Left-arm spinners rule the rooster

    Left-arm spinners rule the rooster

    The left arm spinners ruled the rooster yesterday, keeping a significant contribution in their respective team’s victory at the Walton Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League in different venues across the city. Amongst the spinners, veteran Abdur Razzak shined in impeccably as he led Sheikh Jamal…
    Call to resist drug, militancy for dev

    Call to resist drug, militancy for dev

    RANGPUR: Resisting drug aggression and eliminating militancy have become imperative at the present times for saving the young generations and continuing smooth development to build a prosperous nation, reports BSS. The views were expressed at an anti-drug and anti-militancy ‘Baishakhi’ cultural…
    Mega projects to get larger shares

    Mega projects to get larger shares

    The government is going to make bigger allocations for the mega projects like Padma Bridge Rail Link, Karnaphuli Tunnel and Metro Rail in the Annual Development Programme (ADP) for the next fiscal year for their better implementation, reports UNB. "Keeping this view in mind, the government has…
    Is there a future for the EFF in South Africa after Zuma?

    Is there a future for the EFF in South Africa after Zuma?

    Thembisa Fakude is a researcher at the Al Jazeera Center for Studies. The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), the third largest political party in South Africa, is Julius Malema: A controversial, but popular politician. Malema has always maintained one primary goal since he founded the EFF…
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